So I have to confess my extreme excitement for this Mala necklace. Before I go on, lets clarify some things about the Mala Collection. Mala necklaces have been used by monks, priests, and holy people for centuries (I am trying to refrain from using the term holy man for obvious reasons). Mala necklaces are equivalent to rosary beads. The only true difference is their format but the uses are the exact same. If you read my previous blogs, I mention my viewpoint in regards to sage, gemstones, and other elements. Yes, they carry certain vibrations that can result in many different things, but it's not so much the actual element but the intention you put into it. You can not pray if you do not wholeheartedly believe. Buddhists and holy people use these prayer beads as a way to set thier intentions on a certain desire or outcome. It is completely up to you if you want to use these for your preferred ritual or if you just want them for fashion or style. This is a judgement free zone and there is no right or wrong way when it comes to the Mala collection. The only things is don't touch the guru bead (the big rock).
How I came across the Mala might be similar to how other people came across it. I was shopping in the mall and thought hey, this would go perfectly with this outfit, completely unaware of the spiritual significance. You see, there are 108 beads in total. Why you ask, because the number 108 is a very sacred number not only for the Buddhists but also in Hinduism and Yogic tradition. There are many theories as to why this number is auspacious and it's up to you to decipher what you choose to believe but that's neither here nor there.
So why am I excited about this Mala in particular? Auralite is an extremely rare form of Amethyst to find. It is rare and pricey. Amethyst is abundant and not difficult to find so what makes this form so rare? Well for starters it contains 23 different types of metals and elements. It has many inclusions, chevrons, red, brown and green hues, just a lot going on for one stone. Also, it can only be found in Canada and only a few people have access to mine it. If you find Auralite online at an affordable price then most likely you are being scammed by a replica from China, or its plain Amethyst (which is also beautiful). I paid a premium value for the 11mm beads that I used on this Mala because it is important to me for you to see the beauty going on in this stone. I am so captivated and mesmerized every time I look into these beautiful different hues. Not only that but this actually makes me feel good. This piece is perfect for anyone who is psychic or empathic because it keeps you grounded but also makes you more aware to that higher state of consciousness.
In addition to this rare Auralite, I have incorporated these rich, deep Vietnamese Agarwood beads. The aroma these beads emit is so calmy and soothing. I know I talk a lot about protecting and preserving the Earth but like our Palo Santo Mala, these trees have been dead before they were harvested. In my effort to protect and preserve the Earth, I am very mindful to not contribute to the ongoing deforestation that is taking place everyday. Like the Palo Santo, these trees have been dead for quite sometime before being harvested. In the case of the Agarwood tree, a mold develops inside of the bark causing this pleasant aroma to infuse it. The scent is not overpowering but just enough to keep your mind focused and at ease. I also have to mention that unlike the Palo Santo which has a buttery wood, the Vietnamese Agarwood is this deep, rich, expresso tones that I love. Don't get me wrong, the Palo Santo is equally as beautiful and aromatic but they are opposites. If you are looking for some aromatic prayer beads, I am proud to offer you two options to choose from!
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